History of TinosTinos, Greece
They say that the island was named by someone called “Tinos” who was the first man who got to live there. Another name attributed to Tinos was “Hydroussa” because of its plenty waters. The island is part of Cyclades and for a period of time was conquered by the Ionians of Asia. Next, it formed a separate democracy like all the other islands of Archipelago.
The island lived peacefully under the roman domination and the era of the Greek emperors as well. After the conquest of Constantinople by the French, in 1207 it passed to the domination of the Venetians and it remained this way for a long time. In 1537, under the sultan Selim B’, the notorious Barbarossa took the command of the island by the Venetians.
But soon, people rebelled, slaughtered the Turkish and the island returned to the democracy of Venice. In 1714 Captain pasha Janun Hoxha arrived in June 5th in front of Tinos, debarked to the island without almost no resistance because all inhabitants had gone to the castle. He went directly to the fort where he arranged his siege in front of the fort and suggested for descent surrender to the commander Bernardo Balbi. The last one delivered the island to the Turkish. They destroyed completely the castle and in order to make the inhabitants lose every hope of returning to the Venetian government, they transferred 200 families to the coast of Africa.